Melbourne was brought to a standstill last Friday as crowds rallied together to protest the unjust sentence handed down following the death of 14 year old Aboriginal teenager, Elijah Doughty and the ongoing racial discrimination faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across the country. Hundreds of protesters marched from Parliament House to Flinders Street Station where they participated in a sit-in, coming together in a time of difficulty and outrage.
The rally in Melbourne joins rallies across Australia in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth that call for justice for Elijah and an end to senseless death of Indigenous people and discriminatory and inadequate sentences that follow.
A fundraiser for Elijah's family will be held at the Trades Hall in Melbourne on the 13th August to stand together in solidarity with Elijah's family, his community and Kalgoorlie.
More information on the fundraiser can be found here.